The Center for Global Communication (CGC) provides funding to enhance undergraduate education in the area of global communications through programing, educational activities and scholarships. During the 2017-2019 funding cycle the following projects are being sponsored:
- Story Maps of Humanitarian Projects around the World will link digital media with geospatial technologies for integrative learning across a wide swath of campus. The project will utilize an international network coupling a USAID and TTU-led YouthMappers Initiative. The multi-college project includes faculty from Arts & Sciences, Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources and Education with Patricia Solis, Guofeng Cao, Carlos Portillo, Linda Jones, Lauren Griffith, Cameron Griffith, and Jessica Gottlieb as PIs. Anticipated participation will include approximately 200 Texas Tech undergraduate students per year.
- A Global Context for Reflective Practice in Engineering and Technology Ethics will enable Texas Tech students to communicate on a global stage in effective, ethical and authentic ways through the exchange of ideas across national boundaries and cultures via a capstone project. The multi-college project includes faculty from Arts & Sciences, Engineering and the Office of International Affairs with Roman Taraban, William Marcy and Sukant Misra as PIs. Anticipated participation will include approximately 50 undergraduates per semester.
- Identity and Resistance in Global Contexts will link faculty from five colleges to collaborate on producing a student-generated digital collection containing a variety of texts, videos, digital stories, podcasts, and music on Identity and Resistance in Global Contexts. The multi-college project includes faculty from Arts & Sciences, Architecture, Media & Communications, Visual & Performing Arts and Texas Tech Libraries with Alec Cattell, Sarai Brinker, Idoia Elola, Andrea Jonsson, Belinda Kleinhans, Kent Wilkinson and Julie Zook as PIs. Having students pooled from existing courses will insure robust student engagement of approximately 250 Texas Tech undergraduates per academic year.
- Global Governance, Communication and Connectivity will engage undergraduate students through exposure to global governance with the generation of in-depth archival work based on visiting scholars' presentations include online material by each of the guest speakers so that content will be available as part of the political science global governance course material. The college project will be directed by Arts & Sciences with Kristina Mitchell as the PI. Student participation based on a required core-course with an enrolment of approximately 5,000 undergraduate students per year (POLS 2306) will ensure widespread engagement.